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> Christmas Songs 1969 Billboard Magazine, What was selling 50 years ago for Xmas
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Popchartfreak
post Dec 18 2019, 11:32 AM
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I came across these in the issue dated 27th Dec 1969 in a special list of Xmas singles - how many still chart 50 years later? Quite a few...!

1. JINGLE BELL ROCK -Bobby Helms, Decca 30513 /Kapp 719
2. WHITE CHRISTMAS -Bing Crosby, Decca 23778
3. BLUE CHRISTMAS -Elvis Presley, RCA Victor 47 -0647
4. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY -Harry Simeone Chorale, 20th Century
-Fox 429
5. PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS -Charles Brown,
King 5405
6. THE CHRISTMAS SONG -Nat King Cole, Capitol 3561
7. SILENT NIGHT -Mahalia Jackson, Kenwood 750
8. SILVER BELLS -Earl Grant, Decca 25703
9. SANTA CLAUS GOES STRAIGHT TO THE GHETTO -James
Brown, King 6203
10. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY -Charles Brown, Hollywood
1021
11. SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS -Royal Guardsmen, Laurie 3416
12. ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE -Brenda Lee,
Decca 30776
13. RUDOLPH THE RED -NOSED REINDEER /SILENT NIGHT -
Temptations, Gordy 7082
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post Dec 18 2019, 11:22 PM
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Really interesting list.

Thought Brenda Lee & Nat would have been just behind the top 2.

What is this the US chart?

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